Chakkakuru Manga Avial - A guest post for Namitha


Chakkakuru manga Avial
JF seeds in bowl1

Rarely do I come across such people who leaves a profound impact on me ; who is so much fun to talk to ; who spreads joy and comfort around , and at times who acts like a sister . Namitha is one such person. I don't know exactly when I started talking to her, creating a new bond, an "unseen" friendship from miles away. Unseen - I am yet to see her in person; Unseen - I never saw myself crafting a friendship with a person, I have known only through blogging. We don't talk everyday or every week,but never less than an hour :-)

I am always amazed by her passion for food, how efficiently she manages her lovely family and Collaborative curry - a blog she co- authors with Sunitha - full of love and sweet things . I am so delighted to be here, a space which I admire the most in blogging world, both for  recipes and brilliant pictures. In fact, it came as a wake up call for me, when Namitha asked me to do a guest post here, as I was slowly drifting away from the food blogging scene; I m glad you asked me :-)
JF seeds in bowl 2


The recipe I have here, is something from my grandma's collection, which she shared with me on my last visit.I really miss everything about monsoon back home-especially "kuttanad" - along with the monsoon rain, the monsoon tides and the amazing food. In the olden days,( not like centuries old , but u know the old India nostalgia)  after feasting on the various preparations from jack fruit  the entire summer, the seeds are stashed away in a " vallikkotta"  "for the rainy days". They use it when the monsoon hit the village hard for it's impossible to get out and grab other vegetables. 

A couple of weeks ago, I got hold of a bag of chakkakuru from N's cousin's place and have been cooking up a lot of dishes with it ever since. Since I wanted to make something authentic, something true to my roots for my post here, I couldn't think of anything better than this recipe.  It's more or less similar to the curry with the same name, except its a gravy-less prep.  You can use either "Uppumanga or pacha manga ", I use fresh green mango, for it's widely available here regardless of the season.


For this recipe and an amazing collection of cakes and cookies  head over to Collaborative curry 
Happy Cooking
Sarah

24 comments:

Shobha said...

Yummy avial..

Amber said...

Wonderful dish and photos.
I love your blog!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and healthy avial.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Suja Manoj said...

Tempting and perfect aviyal,one of my favorite combo.

Mythreyi said...

Huhooo, Jackfruit is in season and in market, what good use of those left over seeds... Nice One!

-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Adipoli post...Chakkakuru avial kazhichittilya ithuvare...Looks yummy...Heading over for the recipe..

Ganga Sreekanth said...

ente favourite aviya Honey.Adipoli

Priya said...

Looks marvellous,irresistible and yummy..lovely guest post.

Rosh said...

Amazing clicks!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

NIce recipe...amazing clicks, very beautiful.

indugetscooking said...

Missed out on the entire chaka/chaka kuru season this year...Lovely post...

Julie said...

Very delicious,Adipoli:-)
Nicee guest post too!!
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Recipe World said...

Avial superb...

Malli said...

Does bring some nostalgic memories of home..... awesome chakkakuru and manga avial..Yummmmmm:)

molly said...

Hi, another interesting post. Come in to steal some of your cooking idea. Am I welcome?
You have a great day too!

Subhie Arun said...

yummy n healthy avial!

live life! said...

great professional photography

iridiscent petals said...

nice professional photography

ജയരാജ്‌മുരുക്കുംപുഴ said...

ആശംസകള്‍............, ബ്ലോഗില്‍ പുതിയ പോസ്റ്റ്‌....... പ്രിത്വിരാജ് സിംഹാസ്സനത്തില്‍ , മുല്ല മൊട്ടും മുന്തിരി ചാറുമായി ഇന്ദ്രജിത്ത്........... വായിക്കണേ................

deep krishna said...

sarah...
Read the recipe from your friend's blog..Thanks 4 sharing..Can serve this on a vazhayilla for more flavor....woohoo...soo mouth watering..

tapas said...

Muy buena receta, se puede apreciar que está hecha con mucho cariño y dedicación. Me ha gustado mucho el blog en el hay muchas recetas interesantes y practicamente ninguna se parece a la de los mejores restaurantes en valencia. Enhorabuena por el trabajo realizado.

Pratiba Bhat said...

I loved the colander! :)

Valerie said...

This looks so yummy! The output recipe seems so tasty though a bit dry. When I cook this, I'll probably try to put at least a teaspoon full of coconut oil so that it won't look so dry.

shaain said...

I love all your dishes..Everything have a life of Kerala...This brings happiness and comfort to thousands and thousands living apart from their home country like me

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